Recovering Toseland aims for Monza return
James Toseland will fly to Monza tomorrow (Wednesday) with the intention of riding his BMW Motorrad Italia S1000RR for the first time since suffering his serious hand injury in testing.
The former two time WSB champion had badly displaced bones in his right hand, which required extensive surgery and pins to get them realigned.
Having missed the second and third round of the championship due to the injury, Toseland is desperate to return to action but remains realistic about his chances of actually racing at Monza this weekend having only had the pins removed last week.
"The good news is that the operation went well and everything is back in place. Technically it should be two weeks from having the pins out before I do anything, but with the way I’m feeling I want to give it a try if I can."
"The biggest problem is going to be having enough power to grip the bars and the flexibility. The surgeon has made a plan with my physio so I’m going to be spending a lot of time there right up until I get on the plane for Italy."
If Toseland is unable to ride he will then have a significant three week break before the fifth round of the championship at Miller Motorsports Park in America at the end of May which will give him valuable time to make a recovery.